New England has been experiencing more rainfall and more intense storms due to the increasing amounts of CO2 in our atmosphere which is effectively an insulating blanket around our planet, pushing temperatures on land and sea to rise. In Rhode Island, known as the ocean state, annual precipitation has risen by 5 inches since 1950 and the [...]
You've sold your home. That was the easy part. Now you've got to get rid of years of accumulated stuff in the attic, basement, garage, shed, spare bedroom and beyond. Where to turn? If you don't have the time or desire to do it yourself , you can hire a professional organizer or clean out company. We have a couple of recommendations [...]
In spite of the roll backs of environmental protections, you can take your own actions to protect yourself and your family from dangerous levels of radon in your home.
The EPA estimates that 1 in 15 homes have higher than acceptable levels of radon. During January, the U.S. Surgeon General and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) [...]
We have effectively eliminated almost 3 billion birds in North America in less than 50 years. As a bird watcher I have noticed less traffic at my feeders and less birds overall in the woods when hiking trails. I find it is sometimes eerily silent when there should be abundant singing in the warmer months.
At my home we love birds and do [...]
According to a recent study, bird populations have plummeted by 29% since 1970. The news is grim. According to the study, more than 700 million birds across 31 species that make their homes in fields and farmlands have vanished since 1970. We were first alerted of the dangers of DDT through Rachel Carson's environmental best [...]
Bug Me, Please. Inviting and Nurturing a Healthy Insect Population on your Property
What if I told you the value of your property dropped 45%? That is a huge number. You’d be stunned. Then mad. Then looking for someone, something to blame. Well, the insect population has dropped by 45%. And it’s our fault. Rampant pesticide use, [...]
I went the woods because it rains like everyday lately and I had to get in to the woods. I visited 2 local parks, Fenton-Ruby Park in Willington and Mansfield Hollow State Park in Mansfield. I was greeted by rain & overcast skies but a fair amount of green given the lack of sunshine we've expereinced in April and May so far this year. [...]
A full 70% of Americans say tidying their home offers them a feeling of accomplishment, 61% say it makes them feel "de-stressed," 54% say they experience "relaxation,” 47% say they feel more “productive” and 31% say they feel more “confident”. According to a survey of 2,000 adults released [...]
The Connecticut Audubon Society is accepting applications until April 15, 2019 for the summer 2019 Writer-and-Artist-in-Residence Program at Trail Wood in Hampton, CT. The 168 acre property, known as Trail Wood in Hampton, CT was bequeathed to the Connecticut Audubon Society by the Pulitzer Prize-winning naturalist writer and photographer [...]
Plumbing, especially on an exterior wall can be at risk of freezing in extreme temperatures. Be diligent and keep an eye out for slow faucets or broken pipes. If a break occurs shut water off at main valve and leave faucets open and call a plumber quickly. It is likely they will be backed up with calls in cold [...]
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